Robert Martin is a graphic designer from southern California who enjoys creating visual experiences through pixels, print and fine art. He takes pride in the diverse and entrepreneurial work he produces. Robert’s 20 plus years as a graphic designer and art director have given him the skillset of working with an array of industries providing high-quality and customized designs through various formats. ​​​​​​​

Grandma Gwen Callow

He appreciates his wife, family and friends who have been supportive throughout his career. Robert acknowledges his grandma Gwen, who he spent his childhood summers with at his grandparents’ house, for being the first and most important influence on him discovering his natural artistic ability. She shared with him her educational art books, her own painting skills and introduced him to Bob Ross. He thanks his grandma Gwen for planting a seed in him that has given Robert the ability to develop a life-long skill. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Leon Caraco (Left) with Robert Martin (RIGHT) at his first art show in Long Beach, ca 1995

The other immense influence on Robert in his earlier years was his high school art teacher Leon Caraco. Robert’s talent quickly shined through freshman year, and he became Mr. Caraco’s teacher’s assistant, eventually being promoted to an independent studies student because of his excelled capabilities. Mr. Caraco pushed Robert to produce beyond what the other students were doing and work harder. By Robert’s senior year, his art was published in multiple magazines, and featured in many local art shows.

Once Robert graduated from design college, he focused his sights on taking his love for art and making a career out of it. Robert values the opportunity to do what he truly loves for a living and credits all his inspirations and support of those around him.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Hot Bike Magazine 2019. Photo by Jeff Allen

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